Windows Update keeps asking for a reboot

Windows Update on Server 2008 x64 with SP2 will continue to ask for a reboot every time I start the computer. I have ran Microsoft's fix it utility for resetting windows update but it continues to ask for a reboot. It displays the following message.

Windows can't update important files and services while the system is using them. Save any open files and restart the computer, and then try to check for new updates.

I have done this numerous time and get the same thing.

I've attached my Windows Update Log
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DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"AU got client choice 'Reboot later' in 240 mins"

This means a user postponed the reboot

You say "...every time I start the computer"

Have you rebooted ???
stop the windows updates service. it will stop asking for a reboot .
hope that helps
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Stopping the service is only a bandaid, not a solution
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HooznextAuthor Commented:
I have postponed the reboot every time I log on. I have rebooted over 5 times and get the exact same issue. If I stop the service it does not fix the issue.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Run the System Update Readiness tool
HooznextAuthor Commented:

Checking System Update Readiness.
Binary Version 6.0.6002.22574
Package Version 13.0
2011-12-09 13:25

Checking Windows Servicing Packages

Checking Package Manifests and Catalogs

Checking Package Watchlist

Checking Component Watchlist

Checking Packages

Checking Component Store

Seconds executed: 457
 No errors detected

DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:


Navigate to:

Back up the registry key
Delete the registry key
HooznextAuthor Commented:
I do not have that registry key.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
hmmm...that's the key that controls whether a reboot is needed

check(regardless if you have exchange or not)
HooznextAuthor Commented:
Don't have that either. The only key I have that is close to that is FileRenameOperations.
HooznextAuthor Commented:
I've opened a support case with Microsoft and they can't seem to figure it out and are involving their security team. I believe it has to be a registry back that was exported before installing three drivers and imported after the drivers where installed.
HooznextAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for Hooznext's comment #a37264837

for the following reason:

Had to have Microsoft engineers fix it.
DonNetwork AdministratorCommented:
"Had to have Microsoft engineers fix it."  ???

What did they do ???
HooznextAuthor Commented:
Sorry had to recontact Microsoft for the Fix.

To correct the issue

reviewed HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/WindowsUpdate/AUtoUpdate\RebootRequired
were a number of entries for CLSIDS/GUID  and last reboot type

0112fbbb-5e40-45b8-92ac-fa6ac4490c02                               Value 1
104e20a6-cea4-4211-a427-013a596fe799                               Value 1
AULastForcedRebootType                                                           Value 4

exported that key and deleted RebootRequired key

Issue was resolved.

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HooznextAuthor Commented:
Opened case with Microsoft to resolve the issue.
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